This Week’s Update

The Senate passed the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 (H.R. 3746), the debt limit deal, by a vote of 63-36, with Democrats voting 46-5 and Republicans voting 17-31. The Senate also passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) measure nullifying the Department of Education’s rule suspending federal student loan payments and discharging student loan debt (H.J. Res. 45) by a vote of 52-46, short of the two-thirds threshold needed to override an expected veto by President Biden. The Senate also confirmed nominations.

This Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate passed the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 (H.R. 3746), the debt limit deal, by a vote of 63-36, with Democrats voting 46-5 and Republicans voting 17-31. The Senate also passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) measure nullifying the Department of Education’s rule suspending federal student loan payments and discharging student loan debt (H.J. Res. 45) by a vote of 52-46, short of the two-thirds threshold needed to override an expected veto by President Biden. The Senate also confirmed nominations.
  • House – The House passed the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 by a vote of 314-117, with Republicans voting 149-71 and Democrats voting 165-46.

Next Week in Congress

  • Senate – The Senate is scheduled to reconvene on Tuesday, June 6 at 3:00 PM and will resume considering nominations.
  • House – The House will reconvene on Monday, June 5. The House may consider the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2023 (H.R. 277), the Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2023 (SOPRA) (H.R. 288), the Save Our Gas Stoves Act (H.R. 1640), and the Gas Stove Protection and Freedom Act (H.R. 1615).

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